Welcome to George Peabody Library's Wunderkammer!

From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am -5pm; Friday 9-3

Address: 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-4943

Libguide: http://bit.ly/g1UsTk

Email: hherr1@jhu.edu

FlowerMart 2013 was an absolute blast!  It was wonderful meeting so many new friends — we sincerely hope you continue to visit the Peabody Library!  Plus, LEMON STICKS!!!!  Seriously, how can something so simple be so amazingly good?

Celebrate Pleasant Living at FlowerMart!

Baltimore! It’s the land of pleasant living!  And what’s more pleasant than spending a lovely Saturday perusing flowers, eating deliciously sugary lemon sticks, and ambling around a historic neighborhood?  That’s right, all ye denizens of Baltimore, FlowerMart is occurring this Friday and Saturday in Mount Vernon Square, and the George Peabody Library is hosting events  both fun and enlightening in honor of this esteemed Baltimore tradition. 

There will certainly be moments of whimsy, daring displays of creativity, and wonderful botanical discoveries to be had by all! Even if flowers aren’t your thing, stop by the Peabody on Saturday, May 4th and view our Stephen Crane exhibit.  Enough build up, right?  Well, here’s our schedule:

Saturday, May 4

Hours: 11am-5pm

12pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

1pm:  20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

2pm: Classical guitar concert featuring Yisak Lee (concert will take place in the Exhibition Gallery)

3pm: 20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

4pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

Daffy, the unofficial Peabody mascot, is currently in France enjoying the museums.  Don’t worry, though!  Being quite the intrepid jetsetter, Daffy will be back in Baltimore in time for FlowerMart!

Don’t forget you can enjoy all these things and much, much more at the Peabody Library on Saturday!

Saturday, May 4

Hours: 11am-5pm

12pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s  monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

1pm:  20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

2pm: Classical guitar concert featuring Yisak Lee (concert will take place in the Exhibition Gallery)

3pm: 20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

4pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s  monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

FlowerMart! FlowerMart! FlowerMart!

Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 11am-5pm as we join our fellow Baltimoreans in our love of all things flowers!  It’s civic pride at its most florid!  Not  only will you have a rare chance to view select works from our collection, but we will also have oodles of free craft activities for you to do!  Make your own book!  Design your own Mother’s Day card!  Color a lovely bookmark!  And while you are getting all crafty, why not check out one of our scheduled events listed below?

12pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s  monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

1pm:  20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

2pm: Classical guitar concert featuring Yisak Lee (concert will take place in the Exhibition Gallery)

3pm: 20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

4pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s  monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

Daffy times at the Peabody Library!  Introducing Daffy, our library’s unofficial mascot!  It’s odd! It’s blue! It’s kind of morbidly cute!  It’s a perfect compliment to our wunderkammer works!  Plus, it provided some much needed whimsy during our FlowerMart preparations.  That’s right, FlowerMart is just around the corner and the library will be open for all to see (and maybe Daffy will make a surprise appearance)!  Details to follow.

As you can see from our photos, Flowermart 2012 was an absolute blast!  We met so many wonderful people who never had a chance to visit the exquisite Peabody Library before.   Not only did everyone get their fill of rare books, but we also ended up offering on-the-spot database instruction and answered reference questions!  Seriously, how cool is it that people actually want to learn about library resources in the middle of a city festival full of delicious food and local crafts? May us nerds forever unite!

Wanna see more of the fun?  Check out our Flickr album of the event!

FlowerMart 2012 is here!  Look at all the beautiful botanical books your eyes can feast on. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

Hello Bookmarks!

Hello Bookmarks!

Seriously, join us for Flower Mart May 4 & 5!  It will be a blast for bibliophiles and those who love them.

Seriously, join us for Flower Mart May 4 & 5!  It will be a blast for bibliophiles and those who love them.